Life Sciences Legal Update

As covered in “Court Overturns $350 Million Judgment in FCA Case: Materiality, Scienter, and Causation Standards Preclude Liability by “’Zaps, Traps, and Zingers’”, Andy Bernasconi discusses a recent case, in which the Middle District of Florida issued a blistering opinion vacating a $350 million judgment in a False Claims Act (FCA) case and granting the defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law.

This is part of a growing list of decisions that have resulted in dismissal of FCA claims or defense judgments based on a variety of factors, signaling a possible trend in the industry to clamp down on overreaching FCA cases.

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